2023 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XVIII - Labor and Industrial Relations
Chapter 291 - Industrial Inspection
Section 291.060 - Power and duties of director and deputies.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 291.060 (2023)


Chapter 291

Effective - 28 Aug 1939

291.060. Power and duties of director and deputies. — 1. The director of the inspection section may divide the state into districts, assign one or more deputy inspectors to each district, and may, at his discretion, change or transfer them from one district to another.

2. It shall be the duty of the director, his assistants or deputy inspectors, to make not less than two inspections during each year of all factories, warehouses, office buildings, freight depots, machine shops, garages, laundries, tenement workshops, bakeshops, restaurants, bowling alleys, pool halls, theaters, concert halls, moving picture houses, or places of public amusement, and all other manufacturing, mechanical and mercantile establishments and workshops. The last inspection shall be completed on or before the first day of October of each year, and the director shall enforce all laws relating to the inspection of the establishments enumerated heretofore in this section, and prosecute all persons for violating the same. Any municipal ordinance relating to said establishments or their inspection shall be enforced by the director.

3. The director, his assistants and deputy inspectors, may administer oaths and take affidavits in matters concerning the enforcement of the various inspection laws relating to these establishments; provided, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to mercantile establishments that employ less than ten persons that are located in towns and cities that have three thousand inhabitants or less.


(RSMo 1939 § 10179)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 13218; 1919 § 6782; 1909 § 7824


Child labor laws, director to enforce, 294.090

County superintendent of welfare, may act as deputy factory inspector, 205.920

Mattresses, laws regulating manufacture and sale, department of social services to enforce, Chap. 421

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